Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows who have entered a Ph.D. program in a Mellon designated field within 39 months of graduation from Grinnell are eligible for up to $10,000 in loan repayment benefits. For each year of full-time graduate study, one-eighth of your undergraduate debt (up to $1,250) can be paid by the Mellon Foundation through Grinnell College. Students who complete their doctorate are eligible for an additional $5,000 in loan repayment.
A new Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy related to student financial aid takes effect beginning with the 2016 spring semester.
If you receive any form of financial aid, including work-study and loans, we encourage you to carefully review the policy in its entirety.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid if you have any questions.
Priority Deadline November 1
Attention: the steps below are required to apply for Grinnell College funded financial aid. If you wish to only apply for federally funded financial aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-study, and the Federal Direct Student Loan, you only need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Grinnell provides financial aid awards using a combination of grants, loans, and campus jobs. The two primary types of aid at Grinnell are "gift" (scholarships and grants) and "self help" (loans and work). While the majority of your institutional need will be met with scholarships and grants, most of our financial aid packages combine gift aid with self help. Financial aid awards may be adjusted when you receive additional outside sources of funding.
All Federal Student Aid (FSA) websites are now requiring an FSA ID. The FSA ID – a username and password – has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents.
If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to www.fafsa.gov, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®), www.StudentLoans.gov, or www.StudentAid.gov. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. A step-by-step guide is also available.